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The philosophical arguments of whether or not one exists are based on the works of Rene Descartes and his famous line, "I think, therefore I am". Pratchett says, "for something to exist it has to be observed. For something to exist, it has to have a position in time and space.
Pratchett often plays with terry pratchett thief of time idea of "if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it exist see the opening of the Fifth Elephant. Ultimately some existential philosophers argue that the only thing that can be proven to exist is the narrator or observer's mind since anything else could simply be synapses creating a stimulus of an object or event within that observer's mind.
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Mostly involving big, big beachballs] [ The "purple mountains" are a reference to the line from America the Beautiful, by Katharine Lee Bates: The Death of Rats is playing with the laws of probability and the assumption that toast always lands butter side down when it falls on the carpet when he builds his toast and carpet machine.
Later in the novel, this theme is repeated terry pratchett thief of time Susan is reviewing the real fantasies not the Tooth Fairy or bogeymen which were solid facts but that the world didn't care if toast landed butter side down.
When Death is going through his album, Pratchett says, "There were snatches of sound, too, of laughter, tears, screams and for some reason a brief burst of xylophone music, which caused him to pause for a moment.
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Pratchett adds a fifth one: Kaos who left terry pratchett thief of time they became famous for artistic reasons. This is likely a reference to the Beatles and the original 5th Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe who was their bass player left to pursue his artistic career but it also relates to Brian Epstein their manager, the original drummer Pete Best all who have been called the 5th Beatle.
Since Kaos encompasses aspects of all the other terry pratchett thief of time, George Martin, the Beatles record producer could also be who Pratchett had in mind. The comments about breakups, creative disagreements and smashed hotel rooms reflect a common theme throughout the music industry with artistic differences leading to groups breaking up when they finally reach their peak.
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The British band, the Who were famous for trashing their hotel rooms as well as their terry pratchett thief of time. Late in the novel, Lu-Tse discovers that Ronnie Soak, the milkman is really Kaos a typical Pratchett trick is spelling the name backwards or using an anagram. Pratchett ties this in nicely with the missing 5th element in the Garden of five surprises -"Fire".
He says, that people are no longer afraid of famine because they terry pratchett thief of time largely city dwellers and don't even know where their food comes from but, being city dwellers, they are most afraid of fire now.
At the End, Death says to Kaos, "would you care to sit in" a reference to joining the band again and playing with the others - the famous reunion tour.
Thief of Time (Discworld, #26; Death, #5) by Terry Pratchett
The line at the end of the novel, "The Fifth Horseman rode out, and a faint smell of cheese followed him. Jeremy, the clock maker, meets Myria LeJean. She says, "'We are Myria LeJean. The name "Myria" resonates with the English word "myriad", meaning "a large number of things".
LeJean is similar to Legion a word for a large group.